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Taxpayers in Haxtun District will see a maximum one mill increase in their property tax mills

Property tax change to correct decades-long misinterpretation of tax laws

Most Colorado taxpayers will see their property taxes increase beginning this December due to a legislative fix to a decades-long practice that incorrectly reduced local taxes for education based on what now has been determined to be a misinterpretation of the Colorado Constitution.

The change in tax collection is mandated by House Bill 21-1164, which was signed into law in June to untangle a long-held misunderstanding by the Colorado Department of Education and others in how Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights should be interpreted.

TABOR limits the amount of tax revenue the state can retain...

 

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